Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

This particular workshop will also include a listening session for the church to voice views, ask questions, and provide input regarding Regional Minister Team presence and leadership directions in the southwest quadrant. (Another listening session will be offered on November 4 in Hermitage.)

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by October 6th. See the event flyer for more information.

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Men Transforming Men: What Does Healthy Masculinity Look Like?
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Men Transforming Men: What Does Healthy Masculinity Look Like?

  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Mid-America Men for Soularize 2019 as we reflect upon what it means to be “Men Transforming Men” for a healthy masculinity. Let’s stand shoulder-to-shoulder with men across the world as we consider what makes a man healthy and whole. What challenges do men face today? What are the obstacles we encounter in developing a deeply integrated and healthy masculine identity? Where can we get support? How do men’s rites of passage and initiation rites, today and historically, help create men capable of living their lives with purpose and meaning, doing their soul work, and contributing to a world that deeply needs men to show up as generative learners and elders? We will be sharing wisdom, commitments, and practices that men have found powerful in living fulfilled lives as spiritually healthy men. Richard Rohr and Missouri's own Belden Lane will be presenters.

Registrations and room reservations at Tamaya Hilton Resort on Santa Ana Pueblo sacred land fill up quickly. Contact Paul Koch immediately if you might be interested. Learn more>

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Older Adult Ministries Workshop
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Older Adult Ministries Workshop

  • Florissant Valley Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our simple and engaging day holds a four-part process to guide churches in establishing intergenerational activities and programs which enliven all ages. By learning about alternative ministry methods, assessing what programs are already working, choosing options and then planning for activating ministry projects, ideas become tangible.

View our printable poster here>
Learn more about our workshops here>
Learn more about our Older Adult Ministries here>
Register online or call the church at (314) 837-6767.

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Fair Trade Bazaar
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Fair Trade Bazaar

The Lake community is invited to a delicious lunch Friday, November 1 (11am - 1:30pm). An exciting international shopping experience is provided on Friday and Saturday November 1 - 2 (9am - 2pm).

The HARVEST LUNCH includes homemade soups, salad buffet, desserts and beverages ($8 for adults/$3 for children). Call ahead for carry-out lunches at (573)346-5546.

FAIR TRADE items being offered for sale are made by women in third world countries struggling to make a better life for themselves and their children. Fair Trade breaks the cycle of poverty and exploitation and disrupts opportunities for Human Trafficking. Fair Trade labeling is similar to the 'Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval' in that standards have been established regarding working conditions, wages, child labor, and the environment in the developing countries these products represent. The Fair Trade label carries a message to us as consumers that we are purchasing products that are produced in a socially just way.

Just in time for Christmas shopping, these uniquely beautiful products include housewares, baskets, toys, cards, clothing, scarves, musical instruments, jewelry, candy, coffees and much more.

This event is hosted by Diciples Women’s Fellowship of Community Christian Church at 1064 North Business Route 5 in Camdenton. All proceeds go to support local and global mission projects.


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Boundary Training
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • Second Christian Church - Jefferson City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are created in and for relationships.  Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries.  This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry.  It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media.  The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.

Our instructor is Rev. Donna Rose-Heim. She is an ordained Disciple minister and has served both in congregations and on regional staffs. She has been an installed pastor and has served as a transitional interim in several settings. She now serves as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. She serves as lead instructor for the Mid-America Region in providing Boundary Training for clergy. She was trained by Dr. Marie Fortune and Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of the Faith Trust Institute. She is author of “Dream Walking”, which she published in 2007, and “Dream Walking for Kids” published in 2011. She has led numerous retreats about the spiritual life.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in such a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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Disciples Women Birthday Celebration
Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

Disciples Women Birthday Celebration

  • Second Christian Church - New London (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the women of Second Christian Church, New London in celebrating the 145th birthday of Disciples Women!

Rev. Dr. Pat Donahoo, DW Executive Director will be the guest speaker.
Rev. Katrina Palan, Regional Minister will be our special guest.

$10 includes lunch and materials. See flyer for more information. Registration due by October 1.

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Listening Session
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Listening Session

Given our recent staffing changes, our Regional Ministers are offering this listening session for the church to voice views, ask questions, and provide input regarding Regional Minister Team presence and leadership directions in the southwest quadrant.

Please feel free to join them for this hour following their monthly staff meeting to check in and be heard.

There is another such opportunity scheduled during the Cane Ridge Re-Vital in Marshfield on October 19.

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Older Adult Ministries Workshop
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Older Adult Ministries Workshop

  • First Christian Church - Maryville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our simple and engaging day holds a four-part process to guide churches in establishing intergenerational activities and programs which enliven all ages. By learning about alternative ministry methods, assessing what programs are already working, choosing options and then planning for activating ministry projects, ideas become tangible.

View our printable poster here>
Learn more about our workshops here>
Learn more about our Older Adult Ministries here>
Register online or call the church at (660) 582-4101.

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Ministers' Retreat with Lauren Winner
Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

Ministers' Retreat with Lauren Winner

  • First Christian Church - Jefferson City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lauren Winner, the acclaimed Christian writer, will be leading a one day clergy retreat at First Christian Church in Jefferson City on August 29th, 2020. The event is intentionally designed to be a space of renewal and inspiration for pastors. Registrations are intentionally capped at 100 to ensure all attendees will get the chance to ask questions of and share in conversation with Dr. Winner. If your job involves forming others in the Christian life, this is an event you won't want to miss!

$75 includes lunch. Learn more & register.

The generous support of the Mid-American Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) helped make this event possible.

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The Gathering - A Retreat for Clergy
Sep
8
to Sep 10

The Gathering - A Retreat for Clergy

  • InterContinental Hotel - New Orleans (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of its expansion of Ministerial Relief and Assistance and in renewing its commitment to walk with clergy throughout all stages of ministry, Pension Fund of the Christian Church has announced The GatheringA Retreat for Clergy. The Gathering is a biennial conference promoting the mental, spiritual, and financial wellness of Disciples clergy. Learn more>

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Regional Assembly
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Regional Assembly

  • Lake Ozark Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Details will be posted as they become available, but mark your calendars now for this biennial event!

We look forward to gathering for worship, fellowship, and education. The business session will include votes on the board of directors and the budget for the next two years.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital - CANCELED
Oct
12
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital - CANCELED

  • First Christian Church - California (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 30th. See the event flyer for more information.

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Older Adult Ministries Workshop
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Older Adult Ministries Workshop

Our simple and engaging day holds a four-part process to guide churches in establishing intergenerational activities and programs which enliven all ages. By learning about alternative ministry methods, assessing what programs are already working, choosing options and then planning for activating ministry projects, ideas become tangible.

View our printable poster here>
Learn more about our workshops here>
Learn more about our Older Adult Ministries here>
Register online or call the church at (417) 725-2850.

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Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training

This training event offers both the introductory level session and the next-level session for those who have attended the basic training before.

In the entry level Anti-racism training attendees will learn to:

  • Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism

  • Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.

  • Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry

  • Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities

  • Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.

The second level assumes understanding of all the introductory material and focuses on community organizing toward racial justice.

The fee is $50 for either track, which includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America's Regional Commission on the Order of Ministry added to its continuing education policy the requirement of an approved Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism training course every three years. This policy change is to underscore the Region's commitment tot he identity of the Disciples as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

Register Online

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

Learn more about Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism.
Learn more about Disciples Reconciliation Ministry.

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Leadership Academy
Oct
7
to Oct 11

Leadership Academy

  • Wingate by Windham Hotel, Indianapolis Airport (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This five-day conference brings together Disciples to share experiences, wisdom, and training. It will feature two track sessions: the Start Track, which is designed to empower leaders whose projects have not yet launched, and the Sustain Track, which is geared to empower leaders whose projects have recently launched and leaders of newly affiliated congregations. Leadership Academy will also feature various speakers. LeadLab workshop topics will include Team Development and Empowerment, Personal/Clergy Financial Practices, Inspiring Generosity and Fundraising, Top 20 Pre-launch Steps, Brand Building, and more! Register by September 20 at www.LeadWithHope.org.

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Stories of our Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Stories of our Civil Rights Pilgrimage

On August 8-13, twenty-three Mid-Americans embarked on a trip that would change their perspectives forever. Visiting civil rights landmarks in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, the group learned much about the people and events that have brought us to here and now.

All are welcome to come listen to their stories and hear how this experience has affected their lives and inspired them to continue the work. Learn more about the trip as told by Regional Minister Paul Koch here>

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Reconciliation Special Offering
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Reconciliation Special Offering

The Special Offering is used to fund our Church’s mission imperative to become an pro-reconciling and anti-racist church utilizing experiential education, inclusive worship and intentional dialogue. Our efforts to promote healing, relationship and restoration in the whole family of God are enlivened by funds from this offering. Through it we are able to provide programs for leadership development, curriculum for dialogue and learning, and partnerships within the Church and our communities.

Learn more about this offering and Disciples Reconciliation Ministries.
Learn more about our Mid-America Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Justice Ministries.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 23rd. See the event flyer for more information.

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Reconciliation Special Offering
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Reconciliation Special Offering

The Special Offering is used to fund our Church’s mission imperative to become an pro-reconciling and anti-racist church utilizing experiential education, inclusive worship and intentional dialogue. Our efforts to promote healing, relationship and restoration in the whole family of God are enlivened by funds from this offering. Through it we are able to provide programs for leadership development, curriculum for dialogue and learning, and partnerships within the Church and our communities.

Learn more about this offering and Disciples Reconciliation Ministries.
Learn more about our Mid-America Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Justice Ministries.

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Spiritual Retreat for Lay Leadership
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Spiritual Retreat for Lay Leadership

  • Echo Bluffs State Park Lodge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our hope is to provide the setting and activities for intimacy with Jesus and to help you find balance in your everyday life. We believe healthy ministries are led by healthy leaders who have learned to follow the Jesus model of balancing work, worship, rest, and play.

$165 includes lodging Friday & Saturday nights, three meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday.

See flyer for more information. Leadership Development grants will be available.

Space limited to 41 participants. Registrations due by September 1. Register online or contact the East Office at smoore@eden.edu or (314) 918-2515.

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Informational Meeting for Holy Land Tour
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Informational Meeting for Holy Land Tour

Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus and the disciples walked? To visit the sacred sites of his birth, baptism, teachings, crucifixion and resurrection? Regional Minister Ron Routledge will be leading a tour of the Holy Land in Oct. 2020 and there will be a no-obligation informational meeting to be held on Sept. 22nd at FCC in Cameron at 4 pm. The cost of the trip will be very reasonable and an additional discount will be given for exploring it at this informational meeting. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Sep
21
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

  • First Christian Church - Troy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 15th. Event flyer for more information.


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Persons in Ministry Retreat
Sep
16
to Sep 18

Persons in Ministry Retreat

The theme this year is “The God Who Sings Over Us” and is based on Zephaniah 3:17.

The guest speaker is Valerie Tutson. Valerie will model for Persons in Ministry Retreat participants how to take a common Biblical narrative and transform it into voyage that is refreshing, enthusiastic and intriguing for any context.  Break-out circles will provide opportunity for all to intersect our stories with The Story. 

We look forward to this event with our UCC partners. Learn more on the event brochure.
$150 until August 17. $165 after. Register online. Event schedule.

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I Am for Peace
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

I Am for Peace

  • First Christian Church - California (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

First Christian Church (DOC) in California, MO is honored to be hosting Dr. Clint McCann of Eden Theological Seminary on September 14, 2019, for a seminar entitled, "I am for Peace: Psalms for Justice Seekers and Peacemakers." Dr. McCann is a nationally recognized scholar on the Psalms.

The $25 cost of registration includes the seminar, lunch and a copy of Dr. McCann's book "Great Psalms of the Bible." Registration required. See flyer for more information. Learn more about Dr. McCann. Leadership development grants available for fee reimbursement.

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Webinar - Going Carbon Neutral
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar - Going Carbon Neutral

Join Green Chalice as they hear success stories, receive guidance, and explore the tools available for carbon neutrality through our partners Blessed Tomorrow, Creation Justice Ministries and Interfaith Power and Light.

This Webinar is for any and all church folks, clergy and non-clergy, Disciples and non-Disciples - ALL are welcome and encouraged to participate. Register online.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

  • First Christian Church - Savannah (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 1st. Event flyer for more information.

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